Dubai vacation despite Corona: These rules apply to entry


Dubai attracts many vacationers with pleasant temperatures, beaches and open shopping centers.

What to watch out for when entering the country during the corona pandemic.

Despite the corona pandemic, Dubai still seems to have an appeal to holidaymakers – influencers in particular are bustling about in the metropolis on the Persian Gulf *.

The players’ wives Ann-Kathrin Götze and Ina Aogo now showed themselves in the Dubai sun, while Cathy Hummels enjoyed pleasant temperatures and open restaurants, beaches and shopping malls in December.

You can find out which rules apply when entering the country and on site here.

Dubai vacation: This applies to entering the United Arab Emirates

From the point of view of the Robert Koch Institute, the United Arab Emirates are considered to be the areas of

high incidence


This means that the corona incidence is particularly high and is over 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

For this reason, the Federal Foreign Office advises against unnecessary tourist trips to the United Arab Emirates.

Nevertheless, a vacation in Dubai is basically possible as long as the travelers meet the general entry requirements.

This includes a

negative PCR test

, which must be presented at check-in at all departure locations, as the Federal Foreign Office informs.

The swab must not be older than 72 hours at the time of departure.

Children under the age of 12, disabled people and nationals of the United Arab Emirates are exempt from the test requirement.

Foreign travelers must also be able to prove that they have international health insurance.

If you do not travel directly to Dubai, but via

Abu Dhabi

, you have to prepare for stricter entry rules.

In addition to the negative PCR test, which must be presented at check-in at the departure airport – and which in this case can be up to 96 hours old – another mandatory PCR test is carried out when entering the airport in Abu Dhabi.

Again, children under the age of 12 and disabled people are excluded.

Then travelers have to go to a 10-day home or hotel quarantine.

A GPS tracking bracelet must be worn during self-isolation.

Exceptions only apply to people under 18 and over 69 years of age.

Another PCR test is carried out on the eighth day of the quarantine.

Only travelers who entered the country on a direct flight from a certain country are exempt from the quarantine obligation – but Germany is currently not one of them.

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In general, there is a

direct flight connection

from airports such as Munich, Düsseldorf or Hamburg to Dubai via the airline Emirates.

Please note, however, that the flight connections as well as entry regulations can constantly change due to the pandemic.

Corona rules in Dubai: What vacationers have to pay attention to

In the United Arab Emirates,

shopping malls, shops, restaurants and other leisure facilities have opened

under strict conditions.

The authorities are


the population to download the local tracking apps – in Dubai that would be the

Covid19 – DXB Smart App


Apart from that, private meetings are only allowed in small groups and a mask is required in public.

Return to Germany from Dubai

Since the United Arab Emirates are among the areas of high incidence, stricter rules apply when returning to Germany.

Here, vacationers have to present a negative corona test to the carrier upon departure.

The smear should not have been taken before 48 hours at the earliest.

Depending on the federal state, there is also a

ten to 14-day quarantine obligation


This can usually be shortened by a second negative corona test, which was taken on the fifth day after entry at the earliest.

In addition, all those entering the country must complete the digital entry form.

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